Spanish FA President: Barcelona will Not Be Handed Title If LaLiga Not Completed

Luis Rubiales has said it
would be “unfair” to finish the season as it currently stands but said
he cannot guarantee that the calendar can be completed by June 30.

Spanish FA President: Barcelona will Not Be Handed Title If LaLiga Not Completed 1

Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales ruled out handing the LaLiga title to current leaders Barcelona if the 2019/20 season cannot be completed by June 2030 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

LaLiga
was suspended last week with 11 games left on the calendar due to the
worsening coronavirus crisis in Spain. There was growing talk that
Barcelona, who are currently two points ahead of Real Madrid after 27
games played, would be handed the title should the season be unable to
be completed.

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However Rubiales has dismissed such a scenario
after having had long discussions with UEFA in relation to the
reorganisation of European football. As has been agreed with all 55
other UEFA federations, all European leagues will have until June 30 to
complete their current calendars.

Rubiales on current LaLiga situation

“We
have been working with UEFA for many days, by phone and by
videoconference. We have put forward some proposals that have been
satisfactorily approved. We already know what the situations are for the
European, local and Euro competitions.

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“The competitions
have to be finished before June 30. All teams have to play all the
matches. That is what we discussed with the 55 member federations and
with the Executive Committee. We have all voted favorably.”

Rubiales
stated he could not ensure that LaLiga would definitely be able to
conclude by June 30. However, he added that he believed it would be
“unfair” to finish the season as it stands, meaning there is no chance
of Barcelona or any team being handed the title until the season is
completed.

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“The 19-20 season has to end with the same rules
and not change, although the situation is exceptional. I cannot
guarantee that the competition will end, as others have risked saying,
before June 30. It is unfair that the competition ends with the
classification that is now.”